SENDCO - Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Job Type:
Job Title / Sector:
Special Needs, Further Education
South East England
£40,000 per annum
V Training Recruitment
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Walthamstow, East London

Full Time Role – 35 hours per week

Maternity Cover – Fixed Term until end of May 2022

December or January start

Salary: £40,000 


Our client is a well-established and expanding training provider organisation who can boast a long track record of delivering positive outcomes for learners. Their mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and industry experiences. 

They are looking for an outstanding SENDco to join their team based in Walthamstow, East London. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level with evidence of outstanding practice working with 16-19 year old learners in a city environment.

The Role

  • Work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of young people
  • Oversee the implementation of the SEN policy 
  • Keep up to date with national and local SEN policies and disseminate to colleagues 
  • Manage the SEND code of practice funding arrangements for high needs students
  • Carry out assessments with SEN and high needs learners to identify needs and monitor progress during enrolment and throughout the academic year 
  • Select learners for intervention, timetable, and allocate a member of staff to lead 
  • Ensure up to date and accurate records are kept of all interventions for individual learners requesting summative and formative resports from allocated staff 
  • Work with the tutor team, parents, and various external agencies to develop, implement and monitor individual support plans 
  • Liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to coordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision
  • Provide advice, guidance and strategies to tutors on supporting learners with SEN
  • Lead and manage a team of high needs support tutors, including recruitment and timetabling 
  • Complete high needs funding applications and liasie with local authorities to negotiate funds  
  • Test learners for access arrangement needs
  • Coordinate all EHCP annual reviews and reviews of individual education plans

Candidate Profile:

  • Ability to empathise with and understand the many challenges faced by young adults in a demographic with high poverty levels, many of whom struggled to succeed at school
  • Display warmth, empathy,care, and sensitivity 
  • Experience of working as a SENDco in a similar post 16 environment (desirable)
  • Extremely organised and able to manage own work load effectively and flexibly
  • Highly motivated and driven to succeed in a rewarding environment
  • Outstanding communication skills and experience of good / outstanding Ofsted 

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
V Training Recruitment
Tel: 01332869371
Fax: 1332869371
Contact: Applications Team

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